Songs That Are Actually Covers

  1. "If I Were A Boy" writer BC Jean recorded it before Beyoncé.
  2. "Tainted Love" originally sung by Gloria Jones in 1965 before getting the synth treatment by Soft Cell in 1981.
  3. "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" writer Robert Hazard recorded it four years before Cyndi Lauper made it a smash hit.
  4. "I Will Always Love You" Whitney covered Dolly Parton.
  5. "Hound Dog" this blues standard was originally recorded by Big Mama Thornton, four years later: Elvis.
  6. "Torn" before Natalie Imbruglia it was by rock band Ednaswap.
  7. "Kiss Kiss" Holly Valance made us dance with this song in 2002, originally by Turkish singer Tarkan.
  8. "Respect" Otis Redding demanded it before Aretha Franklin did.
  9. "Nothing Compares 2 U" Prince wrote the song and gave it to the band he formed The Family. 5 years later Sinead O'Connor released it.
  10. "How Long Will I Love You" The Waterboys released this in 1990 before Ellie Goulding in 2013.
  11. "Don't Cha" originally performed by Tori Alamaze who was then dropped by her label and the song was re-recorded by The Pussycat Dolls.
  12. "Saving All My Love For You" was a duet between Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. before Whitney Houston belted it into 'greatest love songs' lists forever.